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East Side Tour: 2.5-Hour Boat Cruise in Berlin

Product ID: 51352
Enjoy a fantastic 2.5-hour boat cruise along the River Spree on this East Side tour of Berlin. See Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag building, and the Federal Chancellery as well as the East Side Gallery, the east harbor, and Treptower Park.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:45 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the origins of Berlin on the East Side tour
  • Cruise past Radialsystem V, the energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena
  • Enjoy the view of the most beautiful bridge in Berlin – the Oberbaum Bridge
  • See Treptow Harbor and the Mühlendamm Lock
  • Cruise past the government district with the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery
Full description
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall you can experience a special East Side boat cruise. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, you will also see the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackesche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service.

After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture.

Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaiviertel, the palace construction site, and the Humboldt Forum. The famous Museum Island begins at the Berlin Cathedral. Pass under the Weidendammer Bridge to reach the area around Friedrichstrasse with the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), and Friedrichstrasse station.

Cruise past the government district where you will see the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the most modern railway stations in Europe from the water – Berlin Central Station. Pass by Bellevue Palace – the seat of the Federal President – before heading back to the starting point, the old stock exchange building.
  • Cruise along the River Spree
  • Commentary in English and German
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

"Alte Börse" pier, opposite Burgstraße 27, 10178 Berlin (near Hackescher Markt station).

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Important information
Know before you go
Commentary on the sights is provided in English and German.

Sundeck, covered area in the small and large lounges, and food service are available onboard.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 259 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Interesting trip

I thought the 2.5 hrs was a bit too long. I was expecting to see more interesting sites on the east side but that was not really the case. My friend and I were the only people on the trip and they still ran it just for us. Quite surprising.

September 15, 2018

Wonderful view of architecture

Fortunately, we had a gorgeous spring day for a boat tour. It gave me a wonderful perspective of Berlin. The architecture was all over the place, since it was "new" since WW2 & the removal of the East/West wall. I was happy we took the 2 1/2 hr tour because, as mentioned before, it can take quite a while to get thru the locks & I wanted to see the entire area included in the longer tour.

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April 15, 2018

Pleasant and relaxing tour

A great tour to enjoy with a friends or family. You get to see Berlin east from a different perspective, the city center and than the government district. We had no problems in finding the tour meeting point or using our mobile tickets. The audio guide (also in English) was good, it informed us about the buildings we see and little about history of Berlin.

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October 6, 2016

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